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Pirates | Wandy Rodriguez exits in first inning Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (undisclosed) left the club's game at the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, June 5, with an apparent arm injury. The left-hander had faced four batters, recording one out and allowing a run on two hits. He hit Braves 1B Freddie Freeman with a pitch and then summoned the Pirates' athletic trainer while flexing his left arm.

Fantasy Tip: Observers believed that Rodriguez was pointing to his elbow. Obviously, this sounds as if it could be pretty serious, but it's impossible to guess further until the team updates his status. Speculation has already centered on a call-up for prospect Gerrit Cole, although it's unclear if that's in the cards. Cole would warrant a pickup in deep leagues, at least, if he were to receive the call. James McDonald (shoulder) is very close to returning from the DL, and Charlie Morton (elbow) is closing in on a return from Tommy John surgery, so Cole speculation, at least as a long-term solution, may just be wishful thinking.

2013-06-05 09:59:31 | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

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